Employers Take Note: People with Autism Ideally Suited to Fill Critical STEM Jobs | Blog by Carol Glazer, President
In the world of retail, copycat pricing is not unusual. When one retailer slashes prices, others are sure to follow. When it comes to hiring approaches, those of us in the business of finding employment opportunities for people with disabilities, we’re hoping that same copycat approach holds true, particularly when one of the retailers that is taking the lead is Starbucks. The company that revolutionized the way we drink coffee could very well do the same for how corporate America hires and cultivates talent.
In a race for talent, companies are now realizing that people with disabilities are a largely untapped pool that, as a result, has seen unemployment rates remain stubbornly high when compared to the general population. So when an employer the size of Starbucks plants a flag and says it is going to make this a priority, others are likely to follow.